Receivers and liquidators


Insolvency professionals face the challenging task of achieving a good recovery for creditors whilst managing the demands of creditors, appointors and other interested parties. 

Insolvency practice requires good legal support with specialised insolvency knowledge as well as broad legal expertise in commercial and property law.

We act for liquidators and receivers on a range of contentious and non-contentious legal issues across a variety of sectors and industries. Our Litigation and Insolvency Law specialists are supported by our business and property lawyers to provide a comprehensive legal service.  

Our expertise
  • Voidable transactions and charges
  • Liquidator claims under the Companies Act
  • Recovery of company assets and debts recovery
  • Priority issues between creditors’ claims
  • Security interests and the Personal Property Securities Act (PPSA)
  • Construction Contracts Act claims
  • Licensing and agency agreements
  • Creditor compromises
  • Property and commercial leases issues
  • Shareholder disputes
  • Rights and duties of liquidators and receivers
  • Directors’ duties and liability
  • Contractual disputes
  • Employment law
  • Selling businesses and companies
Recent work for receivers and liquidators
Representing and advising:
  • Receivers in High Court proceedings involving a claim in relation to the disputed ownership of company assets.
  • Liquidators in various voidable transaction claims for voidable payments and charges.
  • Liquidators in relation to the validity of a GSA and competing security interests.
  • Receivers in relation to priority issues between a GSA holder, a debt factoring financier and a PMSI supplier.
  • Liquidators in relation to payment claims and retentions under a construction contract.
  • Liquidators in connection with contentious procedural issuing arising from a creditors’ meeting.
  • Liquidators in relation to the validity of a shareholder appointment.
  • Receivers in a dispute with liquidators over whether assets come with the GSA holder’s security.
Key contacts
Caroline Key Contact
Caroline Harris
Litigation & Dispute Resolution
Mark Key Contact
Mark Sullivan
Litigation & Dispute Resolution

Level 13, 41 Shortland Street, Auckland 1010, New Zealand

PO Box 3451, Auckland 1140, New Zealand

+64 9 303 3849

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